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Socially Engaged Buddhism--East and West

RELI 388
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: Civic Engagement, International Relations

For the past several decades, a new movement within Buddhist communities has been emerging that aims at joining the tenets and practices of the tradition with various forms of activism--involving social, political, economic, and ecological concerns. Termed "socially engaged Buddhism," this phenomenon and perspective can be seen throughout Asia--in examples such as the work of Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnam, Sulak Sivaraksa in Thailand, the Dalai Lama on behalf of Tibetans, and Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma--as well as, more recently, in various forms and locations throughout the West. This course will explore in some depth the history and contours of this emerging religious and social phenomenon.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [RELI242 or EAST242]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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